I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ….AND I get them going on the style they are interested in – pop, rock, country, folk, etc.
Note that we’re not yet getting anywhere near singing a song! Before you can step up onto that karaoke stage you need to make sure you can do this one simple thing: match pitch with your voice. After all, if you can’t sing one single note in tune, there’s not much hope that your belting rendition of Bruno Mars or Whitney Houston is going to wow the crowd, right?
Beginner? We can get you started on the right foot! I have experience with adult beginners, seniors and children of all ages. I have special curriculum and activities that enhance interest, reduce stress and help you to maintain what you learn.
Mezzo Soprano – A mezzo soprano, also referred to as an “alto” in the choir world, is a woman with a lower voice. The mezzo soprano range is G3-A5. Some examples of famous mezzo soprano singers are Adele and Ella Fitzgerald.
Arms – When you aren’t gesturing, you should be relaxing your arms at your sides. Don’t make fists, clasp your hands, or fidget with your clothes. This adds tension and makes you look (and feel) nervous.
I wasn’t as good as I thought. When you hear the best guitar players in the world everyday for a year and a half like I did at Musicians Institute it makes you want to be better and practice, practice, practice. I learned everything there about guitar and music and I know the Right way to teach.
Keep in mind that if you’ve never taken singing classes or lessons, you will have a much more limited range than a trained singer, especially when it comes to the upper range. So be careful not to wrongly label your voice as “low” until you’ve had some proper training.
Do as many or as few hours per day as you want. Practice and study whenever you want, not during the allotted hours of a tutor. Save time and money by being able to learn from home, and not having to travel for singing lessons.
Quality. Who’s selling the singing lessons and what will you receive? If you’re expected to learn from downloaded instructions, but don’t have convenient access to a computer, that’s important to know.
Daily practice sessions are necessary to advance in your singing skills, but are you getting the most out of your practice times? This group singing class will show you the best way to practice singing on your own, including how to create the perfect environment and what to practice.
If you’re quiet, muffled, or sloppy, the message and story of the song can get lost. Moreover, some singers don’t even recognize when they have poor diction. This is where recording yourself while singing, or getting feedback from a voice teacher, can make a huge difference.
Touch Piano! is a free piano app, perfect for when you need to hear a starting note to make sure you’re singing on pitch. If you like singing a cappella or have an upcoming audition, this app is a must for you!
What are you saying? Why are you singing it that way? Is that how you want to sound? Is that who you want to be?… etc. I’m not a vocal coach for teaching you technique – I work more on helping you develop a style for recording studio.
Inhale slowly and suspend your breath for a second or two, then let the air out with a steady “hiss” sound. Listen to the hiss and make sure there are no bursts of air making the hiss louder or faster. Keep your exhalation steady.
Toya is great! Exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. She identified my areas for improvement, recommended exercises, and outlined a plan. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am very pleased.
Despite having a “cutesy” name, Singorama is a comprehensive, well-designed program for those who want to improve their singing ability. Although subscribers will need a solid internet connection to download the program’s files, Singorama customers report significant progress while using the method. Read More…
Of course there are a lot of free vocal lessons on Youtube that you can learn from, but if you want a systematic approach with a step by step plan that will improve and build your voice gradually to a better place then these methods are worth to check out.
Think of practicing singing as you would exercise. Exercising every day improves your coordination and muscular ability. Using your voice every day improves the coordination and muscular abilities involved with breathing, lifting the soft palate, and relaxing the rest of the body.
Locate your diaphragm below your chest and above your belly – buried behind muscle, but detectable when you notice your chest expanding as you inhale. The goal is to direct all of your inhaled air into your balloon-like diaphragm – not your shoulders.
Just like everyone else, I started searching online for techniques on exercising my voice without having to pay anything. The web is full of information. All the answers to my questions are there, right? That’s not exactly true.
I graduated from Sul Ross State University with a bachelors in vocal performance. I am currently a public school mariachi teacher and have been teaching for about 5 years. I also belong to a professional mariachi group where I play violin and sing, as well.
I was a professional opera singer in Europe before returning to take care of my family. I have a Master of Music degree and have been teaching since 1988. I developed my methods myself, based on sound scientific data and original research.
To other singers, a lot more practice goes into achieving that pitch-perfect sound. A good singer must master breath control, posture, diction, stage presence, and more important techniques. Don’t be discouraged though – with the right guidance anyone can learn to sing!
The 10 DVD system is an absolutely stellar product. They go into many different areas of really controlling and mastering your voice. There is a lot of work on the fundamentals, but also advanced things like runs, riffs and more. So even if you’re an experienced singer, you’ll likely learn something new from this product.
Do you really want to spend the next 5+ years getting it wrong in order to save $200? Or do you want the singing voice you’ve always dreamed of, soon. If you think that all the most successful singers out there learned to sing for free on the internet… Forget about it. None of them did.
This is a simple way to practice hitting the right note and singing with good pitching. If you have a digital tuner for your instrument (e.g. a guitar tuner) you can use that, otherwise you can use an online tuner like this one.
But doing a regular regimen of the right vocal warm ups and the right strengthening exercises on a regular basis, along with applying the knowledge part, the tips and tricks of singing, you will move quickly toward being the singer that you really want to be. And while it’s not super easy per se, it is simple. If you apply these things you will become a better singer.
Whether it’s been your lifelong dream to have a beautiful voice, or you want to impress your friends in the choir, or you think American Idol is in your future, your singing voice won’t improve on it’s own. Traditionally, the few people that could afford it would hire expensive voice coaches to improve their voice, pitch, and breathing. After hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, they would usually emerge with a better singing voice.
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